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Hello

I was wondering what does this sentence mean.
In the google translator "The raffle's held on 2 days" mean the same like "The raffle lasts 2 days"

I know that held is a past form of hold but does it mean that raffle in the past maintaned 2 days?

Maybe I misunderstand here something.

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Have you learned yet about about Active Voice and Passive Voice?


The raffle is held on two days.

is held is Simple Present tense in Passive Voice.

It is formed by the Simple Present of the verb 'be' + Past Participle of the main verb.


It means that the raffle is held on two days in the past/present/ future.

Clive

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anonymousThe raffle's held on 2 days

~ The raffle is held on two days.
~ On two different days, the raffle takes place.

For example, maybe there is a raffle on Tuesday and another raffle on Friday.

This does not mean that the raffle lasts two days, i.e., that there is one raffle that goes on continuously for two days (48 hours) without stopping. Emotion: surprise

CJ

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I think now I understand why hold is in the past here Emotion: big smile

But I also think how should I understand the word "hold" in the past here. As a maintanance of this raffle or something like that. It's pretty hard to understand looking at the deffinition of this word Emotion: big smile

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anonymousI was wondering what does this sentence mean.

I was wondering what this sentence means. That would be the natural way to write it.

anonymousI think now I understand why hold is in the past here.

It's "is held", so it can't be the past. The past never has an auxiliary verb like 'is'. We don't say "is took", "is ate", or "is gave", do we?

'is' makes it present tense, and 'held' is therefore the past participle, and the combination is therefore passive.

anonymousAs a maintanance of this raffle or something like that. It's pretty hard to understand looking at the deffinition definition of this word.

Here is one definition of 'hold':

If a meeting or event is held in a particular place or at a particular time, it takes place there at that time.

It takes place. It happens. Not It is maintained.

It's not so hard to understand once you find the right definition among so many. What's hard is finding the right definition.

CJ

how should I understand the word "hold" in the past here

You hold eg a party / a meeting / an event

This means that you arrange it, you organize it.

Clive

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